Things to do

There are lots of things to do in the area, For the walker, cyclist and rider. Lancashire has about 100 square miles of open access countryside with spectacular scenery, that inspired famous authors such as the Bronties and J.R.R. Tolkien.

You can take anything from a gentle ramble to a long rangeing trek, and from the yard at Herd House you can see lots of open space looking over to Pendle Hill, in the near distance, but you can see as far as Pen e Gent and the lower Lake District.

The back property overlooks Thursden Valley, you can see over to Whorsthorne moor, and Hardcastle Crags is a 20 minute drive.

The Pennine bridle way is at the bottom of Thursden Valley, the Mary Townley loop and the Burnley way are very near.

Wildlife in the area includes Deer, hares, stoats, weasels, and squirrels. We have a variety of wild flowers,

Golf
For the golfer there are five courses in the Burnley, Colne and Nelson area. That does not include the thee courses at Townley Park, and we are very close to some of them..

Fishing
Just a short distance from us we have Cold well reservoir managed by Nelson angling club, there are other reservoirs in the area.
Trout fisheries are at Barrow and Roughlee.
Course and game fishing on the river Ribble,

Clay Pigeon Shooting
Over the valley from us a farmer runs clay pigeon shooting. If you want to try your hand at this, something could be arranged.

Shopping
In the area there are a large amount of mill shops, where you can purchase linens, clothes, carpets plus many more things, The most popular of these are Oswaldtwistle Mills and Boundary Mill store.
In the area there are the farmers markets at Nelson Clitheroe, and Hebden Bridge.

Air Sports
There is paragliding off Pendle Hill, Gliding at Bowland forest gliding club. Hot air ballooning with Pendle Balloon flights. Northern Microlights at Preston.